When You Wish Upon A Star

The Loughborough Santa Fun Run 2016

On Sunday 4th December 2016, When You Wish Upon a Star supporters can head on down to Loughborough’s Town Centre to join in the Loughborough Rotary club’s Santa Fun Run and Walk. Calling all Santa’s! It’s time to get into the festive mood and put your running shoes on – and all for a good cause.

On your marks, get set, ho ho ho!

Loughborough’s  fundraising Santa’s and Santa’s little helpers will run, jog or walk around the Town Centre. Spread over a 5km circuit, this event is a great way to get into the Christmas spirt, whilst raising money for a deserving cause When You Wish Upon a Star. What’s more, you don’t have to be a runner to take part.
Bring along friends, family and colleagues, you can even bring your dog; to help us continue granting Wishes for children who are living with a life threatening illness.
To Sign Up please visit their website here. When picking a charity to support make sure you choose ‘Other’ and enter When You Wish Upon a Star when choosing a charity.
You can then set up your online fundraising page. Every donation we receive, big or small brings a poorly child’s Wish closer to being granted. To help us make a difference and to get your fundraising started, Visit www.justgiving.com/whenyouwish and click “Make a page.” This is a great way for your friends, family and work colleagues to support you. To help spread the word, simply email the link to everyone you know and share it on social media. Tell people what you’re doing and why they should sponsor you.

Can’t make it to Loughborough? Don’t worry! We have lots of other Christmas fundraising campaigns for you to get involved in…

Laps for Lapland

Elf-ears, pointy hats and brisk walks are all part of When You Wish Upon a Star’s Christmas fundraising campaign, Laps for Lapland. We’re appealing for local schools, nurseries, businesses and communities to take part in a Lap for Lapland this winter- helping to raise funds for a magical trip of a lifetime for seriously ill children.

To take part in the campaign, all you need to do is register your interest to us, receive your Laps to Lapland fundraising pack and find a time and date to bring everyone together and complete your festive lap in your elf hat! We encourage everyone to either donate or be sponsored when taking part in the laps – to help raise as much as they can for the Lapland trip.

For more information call 0115 979 1720 or email fundraising@whenyouwish.org.uk

Stars for Wishes

Add sparkle to your Christmas tree this year and take part in When You Wish Upon a Star’s Stars for Wishes fundraising campaign. The aim of the festive campaign is to help more stars to shine, and help more children to have a magical Christmas.

We have created a free fundraising pack filled with beautiful stars, which can be used to spread Christmas cheer and adorn Christmas trees in homes, offices and communities across the UK.

To take part in the campaign, simply order your own free Stars for Wishes fundraising pack and ask colleagues, friends or family to make a donation in return for a star. The donation can be any amount from £1, £2, or as much as they would like to give. The aim is for everyone to add their own special message to their star, and to then decorate work places, communities and Christmas trees with special WYWUAS stars. 


The Edinburgh Santa Fun Run & Walk 2016


The Leicester Santa Fun Run 2015


The Nottingham Santa Fun Run 2015

We saw a sea of red as our dedicated supporters climbed into their Santa Suits to help raise funds for our charity.